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Dragon: Complete by rgyoung Dragon: Complete by rgyoung
Finally finished the base for the Dragon and thought I'd share the completed piece.

Submitting this guy and two of my other already completed pieces for consideration to the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Wish me luck!

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WIP shots (tons more in my scrap section!):
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the red dragon from mulan!
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:iconsunsphynx:
Sunsphynx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing! I like these kind of sculptures; so much detail, it inspires me to try sculpting (I haven't even built an armature yet, though I bought clay months ago).
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:iconbishslahp:
bishslahp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
WWWWWWoooww! super awesome man!
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:iconcelestial-rainstorm:
Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous fella. 
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very well done.
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:iconartisticadventures:
ArtisticAdventures Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh wow!!!! This is incredible!
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:iconwinsomelosesome:
WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconkayfedewa:
KayFedewa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
the scalework kills me
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:iconguzman-tanco:
GUZMAN-TANCO Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
very cute, till the rocks are nice
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:iconpandidiggy:
Pandidiggy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely amazing!! What kind and brand of paint did you use?
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:iconunicorncat:
UnicornCat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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:iconthe-goblinqueen:
The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow love all the details in this.
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:iconsmile1873:
smile1873 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing :)
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:iconplumeriadancer:
plumeriadancer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fantastic sculpture, but then, all your work is amazing. I sincerely wish you well, and please continue with your awesome art for the rest of your life.
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for such a kind comment! I have every intention of sculpting until my fingers give out, which hopefully won't be happening any time soon.

I'm glad you enjoy the things I make. :)

Thanks again!
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:iconnewboldworld:
newboldworld Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Absolutely brilliant! :-)
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:iconnatter-kit:
natter-kit Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
Very cool!
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:iconkimrhodes:
kimrhodes Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Whoa! so Awesome!
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:iconlandgart:
LandGart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That came out awesome, great job!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjshapeshifter:
jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Nice job!! jss
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you; glad you like him. :)
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:icondirtscraps:
DirtScraps Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He looks awesome! I love all the textures and details on him! Good luck! ^^
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:iconneil-macleod:
Neil-Macleod Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome !! :)
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:icondurio:
durio Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!!!
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:iconbrittam:
BrittaM Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing peice!!I love the base you came up with for this!!
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:iconkrishva:
krishva Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Your sculpture work always bowls me over.
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Kris!
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:iconoznn:
oznn Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
nice
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is absolutely incredible! He looks so alive, I love how you can see all the muscles and wrinkles in the skin. That base is really neat as well, I just love everything about this. :D
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! I strive to give my sculptures lots of character and life, so I'm really happy you think he looks alive.
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:iconskippydragon:
skippydragon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
I love the finial result !
I couldn't guess where you were going with it :)
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm happy that you like how he turned out. :)
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:iconwhatwazthat:
whatwazthat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
looks absolutely wonderful!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for thinking so! :D
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:icondogdragon88:
dogdragon88 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
God I love your work! It wouldn't be for a looong time, but do you ever do commissions? I'd love to have something like this done of my dog as a memorial.
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
I actually don't do dog sculptures any longer. I do take commissions if I feel the subject is challenging and interesting, though.
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dogdragon88 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Well I do have a hellhound version of him that would be challenging. lol Runes, flames, two sets of horns, long narrow tail, scales in some spots, sable, light silver and cream points. That's only dabbling in it though. :P

I've always been super impressed by your work, it's fantastic. Inaccurate anatomy is a big pet peeve of mine and I have not seen it once with your art. Adore it all.
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cool base! It all turned out amazing!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, buddy! Happy as hell that you think so. :D
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:iconrandyhand:
RandyHand Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Beautiful Rachel...
Congrats on getting him done...
Love the base as well...excellent choice of colors...
Hope all has been great with you!
Take care
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Randy! Glad you dig this guy.

This fall has been both good and bad--I got married in September to :iconskulpturro:, my boyfriend of seven years, but about a month later, he had to have a planned back surgery, and going through the recovery process with him has been challenging. He gets better every day, but it's been pretty stressful.

I've really been working hard on a couple of new sculptures, and both should be done by the end of the year, which means that I should have 3 pieces to submit to Spectrum this time around.

The Festival of the Arts deadline passed yesterday and I got my submission in on time, but I'm not sure how good my chances are, given that two of the pieces I submitted to the jury were sculptures that I entered with last year. In any case, regardless of the result, I'm proud of myself for giving it another go, and even if things don't go my way this time around either, I'm determined to try again next year, with all new pieces.

Hope things have been going great for you! Thanks again for your kindness, man, I really appreciate it! :)
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
You bet Rachel...
Man, that kind of stuff can test your limits.
What doesn't kill us right?
Best of luck getting in to Spectrum and the Festival of the Arts entry as well...
I don't know how many shows I've been rejected by, but when it came down to it, I figure that there's a reason for it.
The ones that I did get in to usually proved successful and a lot of fun.
Putting good luck energy your way!
Best to you,
Take care
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drgnelf Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Looks great! I need to try and get some of my stuff in line to apply there to, probably not this year though, schools been taking up a lot of my time. Good luck!
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

The deadline for the 2012 show was yesterday, but you have plenty of time to get stuff together for next year. The FOALB folks decided to call for entries right after this year's show ended, so they'll be done with all the jurying for 2012 by the end of this year in order to give folks who are accepted time to build up some inventory before next July.

Hope you're still enjoying school!
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drgnelf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'm crossing my fingers for you!
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DianaArtimis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
It's absolutely beautiful~!!!! I loved getting to watch him grow ;)
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